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Mini WRC To Make British Debut At Cornbury Park

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The Mini John Cooper Works WRC will make its British debut this weekend, fresh from its maiden appearance in the World Rally Championship at Rally d'Italia.

Dani Sordo will drive the car at the Cornbury Park Rally Show on 14th and 15th May, having driven it to sixth place on its world championship debut in Sardinia last weekend.

VIPs will have the opportunity to ride alongside Dani has he puts the Mini to the test around the 1.1 mile stage at Cornbury Park. It will be the first chance for British rally fans to see the car in action, and will see the car return close to the Mini plant in Oxford where it was launched last month.

“It will be great to be back in the Mini John Cooper Works WRC so soon after our debut in Italy,” said Sordo. “I know that everyone in the UK wants to see the car in action and I aim to give the thousands of rally fans at Cornbury Park a great display.”

Jochen Goller, Director of Mini UK, said: “We are delighted to be able to demonstrate the Mini John Cooper Works WRC to Mini fans in the UK for the first time. The Cornbury Park Show is a great location and so close to Mini Plant Oxford, where the launch of the WRC Team took place on 11th April.”

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